James Anderson led the England speed attack in this series. © AFP
England's fast pitcher, James Anderson, became the most prolific player in the test cricket on Tuesday after taking his 564 wicket. He achieved this feat in the fifth Test against India at The Oval. James Anderson beat the holder of the previous record and great Australian Glenn McGrath who had 563 lands in his name. Anderson knocked out the middle stump of Mohammed Shami while the tourists played 345. Anderson, 36, made his debut in the Test in 2003 and has played 143 Tests for England. James Anderson fired both Shikhar Dhawan (1) and Cheteshwar Pujara (0) in the second possibility of India.
Former West Indian player Courtney Walsh is now third on the list of markers with 519 lands. The winner of the Indian World Cup, Kapil Dev, takes fourth place with 434 fields. Anderson's fast bowling partner, Stuart Broad, is fifth on the list in 432 fields.
Spin bowlers occupy the first three places in the general list of wicket-takers visitors: Sri Lankan Slovenian Muttiah Muralitharan took 800 terrains, ahead of Australian Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619) of the India.
England overtook India completely in the four previous tests, having an indisputable advantage of 1-3. Except for the third Test Trent Bridge, which India won by 203 races, the hosts were the best team in all.
The fifth and final Test saw England dominate the procedures with the bat and the ball by beating India by 118 runs to win the Test Series of five games by 4-1. The opener of England, Alastair Cook, assured that his farewell test was memorable, since it ended with a century and a fifty in England.